Looking for a coffee walnut cake recipe? This is a lovely cake for coffee lovers with the combination of coffee & walnuts.

Coffee And Walnut Cake Recipe

Coffee And Walnut Cake Recipe

If you love coffee, this coffee and walnut cake is for you. The vibrant taste of coffee combined with the sweet nutty flavour of the walnuts in a light cake will make you go “hmmm”. Perfect as a treat mid morning or afternoon or any time of the day. It’s also an easy cake. Here is the coffee and walnut cake recipe.

coffee and walnut cake recipe


Equipment needed

1. Electric mixer

2. Round cake tins


For The Cake





Caster sugar




Vanilla extract

1 tsp

Self raising flour*


Baking powder

1 tsp


A pinch

Coffee –  strong black fresh coffee but works great with instant too


Walnuts – chopped fine


For The Icing





Icing sugar



1 tbsp if fresh black coffee otherwise 2tsps instant coffee mixed in 1tbsp of boiling water


20g halves


Preheat your oven to 180C/fan 160/gas mark 4. 

Assemble all your ingredients. 

Grease the sides and bottom of 2X20cm round baking cake tins. Line the bottom with baking parchment paper.

Cream the butter and sugar.

Beat in the eggs one by one.

Add the vanilla extract.

Sift the self-raising flour, salt and baking powder together

Mix this in alternately with the coffee starting and ending with flour. 

Mix in the chopped walnuts

Divide between two cake tins

Bake the cakes till golden brown and a skewer comes out clean. This should be about 25-30 mins.

Let the cakes cool in the tin before turning onto cooling rack.

Make the icing by creaming the butter, icing sugar & coffee together.

Place one cake and ice the top surface.

Put the second cake on top and ice the top and decorate with walnuts.

coffee  and walnut cake recipe



  • Don’t have self-raising flour? Here’s how to use regular flour instead. For every cup of regular or plain flour add a tiny pinch of salt & 1.5tsp of baking powder. (This recipe calls for 250g of flour which is around 2 cups so you’ll need a total of 4 tsp of baking powder). 
  • Chop the walnuts fine for the cake, otherwise when you try and cut it, the cake will crumble. 
  • If you only have a rectangular tin, go ahead and make this as a sheet cake and ice the top

Ready to Try? 

If you are ready to try this recipe, then here are a few useful things that you will need to create this cake. If you click on the image or text link below, you will go to a shopping site. 

Electric Hand Mixers

VonShef Professional Hand MixerKenwood True Hand Mixer Andrew James Professional Hand MixerJames Martin by Wahl Hand Mixer

Cake Tins

Kabalo Cake TinsNon-Stick Deep Round Cake Tin Set

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